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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-AO-c-mq-*-0-a
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Overall (M-AO)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
Different rating scales combined (*)
Scale Range:
0

Description

Selfreport on 4 questions:

A  For the past five years, how much have you accomplished of what you planned in your life?
   1  completely failed
   2
   3
   4
   5
   6
   7  completely accomplished
B How much are you satisfied with your life as a whole these days?
   1  completely dissatisfied
   2
   3
   4
   5
   6
   7  completely satisfied
C How much do you enjoy your life these days?
   3  a great deal
   2  a fair amount
   1  not very much
D How happy have you been for the past five years?
   1  completely unhappy
   2
   3
   4
   5
   6
   7  completely happy

Summation: % positive answers

Response options A, D and C not reported in full detail

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Shin (1986): study KR 1980 18+ aged, general public, South Korea, 1980 N = 1215
Shin (1986): study US 1986 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1978 N = 3642
Schulz et al. (1985): study AT 1984 16+ aged, general public, Austria, 1984 N = 1776
Mean
= 1.030
SD
= 0.800